Hero MotoCorp launches new premium XTEC variant of 100cc Splendor | Autocar Professional

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India’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp Ltd today launched a new premium variant of its entry-level 100cc Splendor – the Splendor+ XTEC 2.0 – at an ex-showroom (Delhi) price of Rs 82,911.

“The next-gen Splendor boasts a 100cc engine offering 7.9 BHP @ 8000rpm and a max torque of 8.05Nm @ 6000 rpm. It delivers the best-in-class fuel economy of 73kmpl, boosted by idle stop-start system,” the company said.

The model features LED headlights with a high-intensity position lamp, an H-shaped signature tail lamp, a digital speedometer with an eco-indicator for better fuel efficiency, a real-time mileage indicator, Bluetooth connectivity, and hazard lights for safety.

“Additionally, the longer seat offers increased comfort, while a larger glove box with a hinge-type design provides added convenience for riders. The bike offers an exclusive feel and is instantly recognizable through its dual-tone colour theme,” the company said.

Entry-level motorcycles have been Hero MotoCorp’s core strength in the overall two-wheeler market leadership. The company has been recently focusing on the premiumization of its product portfolio to drive margins.  

The Splendor+ XTEC 2.0 is available in three dual-tone colour options – Matte Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss Red. The Splendor+ XTEC has an ex-showroom price of Rs 79,911, while Splendor+ has a starting price of Rs 75,441.

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